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Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers around the statue, as well as the Maxey Museum exhibit entitled “A Proper Monument?” The fac...

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The exhibit features a wall-mounted timeline of the Whitmans and the monuments that they left behind, beginn...

“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

Photo by Taj Howe

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

The new exhibit in the Maxey Museum, “Celilo: Progress Versus Protest,” shines light on marginalized voices of American history. Curated by the staff at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon, the exhibit illustrates the ramifications of the Dalles Dam on Native American tribes of...

Artifacts fly under campus radar

Hannah Bartman

October 25, 2012

Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see. Between the Penrose Library archives, the Maxey Museum holdings and many others, Whitman has much to offer in exhibits. That they go...

Maxey Museum to return Native American remains

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

Emily Lin-Jones

April 5, 2012

Any place as old as Whitman's Maxey Museum is bound to have a few skeletons in the closet. The Museum's proprietors brought some of them to light last month when they discovered a box containing human remains and items thought to have been taken from Native American burial sites along the Colu...

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